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with the overseas deployment of their moms and dads in the military. as fox 5's jennifer davis explains, a one of a kind keepsake that helps these kids get through some very tough days. >> where's daddy? he's over here somewhere. >> reporter: 3-year-old hanna really misses her daddy right now. he's been iraq almost a year. >> she's a real trooper. you know, she knows her daddy is doing something really important. it's been a challenge. who you talking to? >> daddy. >> you talking to daddy? >> reporter: she talks to her dad on pretend and real phones, but her mom was looking for something else to fill the void. when she heard volunteers with operation kid comfort make quilts for military children complete with their parent's photo stitched on it, she thought that sounded perfect. >> i thought a blanket would be a like to be like this is a way of daddy hugging you and knowing she's been with him before and he'll be back again kind of thing i think is what comforts her. >> reporter: kathy jung knows how comforting these quilts can be. she got one for her son nathan when his dad was in afghanistan
. and the popular tourist spot cape cod. reporter jennifer davis is live tonight in chat ham, massachusetts. good evening, jennifer. >> reporter: good evening. well, you know it has been raining pretty consistently here for several hours. at times those bands were pretty strong. but you are right, this storm was nowhere near as big or as strong as many had expected just a few days ago. still, the governor says even if it didn't reach category one status, this was still a very serious storm. >> we have had them before and we will have them again. >> reporter: after whipping the north carolina coastline with heavy wind and rain earl may be weakening at a quicker pace than expected. warnings are in effect around cape cod as well as martha's vineyard and nantucket. >> you can go out to an existing area shelter that has been set up at the high school. and they have snacks and drinks until we know exactly what's going to happen with the storm. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says most of earl's strong winds are expected to stay off cape cod. that's good news for those in the area. >> it can'
the official deadline of u.s. combat operations in iraq, and the >> jennifer davis in washington, d.c. tonight with what it means for the nation and how republicans are reacting. >> the president said that even as u.s. combat operations end in iraq, america's commitment will continue. still he said thattit is ime to turn the pagg. from a combat mission to a diplomatic one. >> operation iraqi freedom is over. >> after more than seven years -f war, president obama formally declares the end of the u.s. combat faze in iraq. he thanked troops for sacrifiie anddservvce and said august 31, 2010 marks a milestone in recent -> in this war, is not only in iraq's interest, but it is in our own. the u.s. is paid a huge price t3 put the future of iraq, in the hands of its people. >> the pressdent explained that a u.s. presence of 50,000 troops will remain in iraq for support and counter terrorism tracking. he acknnwledged that he and former president george w. ush agreed about the war from the start ut caaled the predecessor a patriot and spoke by phone. and he entioned the fragile economy, saying reso
earn less, 81 cents for every dollar a man earns. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy godmother in del ray. they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out but i guess i am the dairy godmother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender cap gap at her operation but she is not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store i can't i am not viced that the gap andic it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: accord >> reporter: according to a new report, women earn 81 cents compared to a dollar if men. >> the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the yearly median income, that work out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year. >> disappointing as a woman. >> reporter: the report found men and women working in construction had the same median income but other industries didn't fare so well. >> i think that restaurant business is one of the pleas whe
jennifer davis is live tonight in chat ham, massachusetts. good evening, jennifer. >> reporter: good evening. well, you know it has been raining pretty consistently here for several hours. at times those bands were pretty strong. but you are right, this storm was nowhere near as big or as strong as many had expected just a few days ago. still, the governor says even if it didn't reach category one status, this was still a very serious storm. >> we have had them before and we will have them again. >> reporter: after whipping the north carolina coastline with heavy wind and rain earl may be weakening at a quicker pace than expected. warnings are in effect around cape cod as well as martha's vineyard and nantucket. >> you can go out to an existing area shelter that has been set up at the high school. and they have snacks and drinks until we know exactly what's going to happen with the storm. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says most of earl's strong winds are expected to stay off cape cod. that's good news for those in the area. >> it can't be a big deal when i see all of the
into new york laguardia facing delays. jennifer davis is live in cape cod, massachusetts where the weather looks like picture perfect behind you. did earl make a dent? >> hi there, it doesn't get better than this. it's a spectacular day in cape cod, blue skies, a lovely wind about 80 degrees, it's fantastic. no it really no dent at all. it had a little effect here. take a look at the video. we passed by this wedding couple. you think a hurricane passing by isn't great for a wedding, it didn't affect them at all. they had a rehearsal outside in a tent and even though it rained it didn't cause any problems. it gives you a sense that people here just kept going about their business. >> gregg: good for jonathan and amanda. were businesses hurt by this and bouncing back? >> no question the biggest effect was to the businesses because there is really no damage to speak of except for them. for example, if you take a look behind me, this is just a little bit down from chat up. typically they would be completely booked. this would be huge weekend but every one of their rooms was cancelled on friday
the bullet. jennifer davis has the latest in cape cod. >> you are absolutely right. new england was getting ready if preparing a big storm but in the end, earl blew on by. today it has been a picture perfect day as locals scramble to get back to business as usual. >> earl weakening from a mighty hurricane to a tropical storm still bringing with it plenty of wind and waves but not nearly enough to bother new englanders that is used to all sorts of rough weather. >> we were hoping for more of that. >> it came down in preparation what could be a serious blast of hurricane-force wind and rain but the signs are going back up and business owners hope it will be economically viable labor day weekend. >> this was a nothing storm. we have regular windy days that are 50 mile-an-hour winds southwesterly. >> massachusetts suffered a few hundred power outages and downed power lines and isolated flooding. in places like maine more rain and dangerous surf but no damage report. what is tropical storm earl leaving blue skies in its wake. >> reporter: biggest impact was an economic one, places like the orlea
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